Nottingham Trent University School of Social Sciences - Undergraduate

Introduction

The School of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University is a large and vibrant academic community which offers a wide range of qualifications in diverse disciplines including psychology, criminology, sociology, youth, health and social care, politics, international relations, education and social work. We are a close knit community with lots of ways that you can get involved in the life of the School, from attending research seminars to joining the Psychology or Criminology societies.

Outstanding teaching

Our aim is to provide the highest quality education and to equip you with the skills that will help you to make a success of your career. Our students are taught by enthusiastic, engaged and expert staff, many of who are involved in innovative research or are published authors in their specialist areas. You’ll learn through a combination of traditional lectures and group seminars; and depending on your course, you may also have the opportunity to take part in debates, presentations and group discussions. We also regularly invite renowned experts and professionals in related fields to come and talk to our students.

Our research gives you the edge

We have an established reputation for high quality and socially relevant research. Research informs the content of our courses and ensures that they are up-to-date and relevant to our student’s future careers.

Professionally recognised courses

Many of our courses are accredited, validated or recognised by their associated professional body. Our undergraduate Psychology courses taught on our City Campus are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), and our Social Work course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, providing you with a recognised degree and future employers with confident and capable graduates.

Fantastic facilities

The School of Social Sciences in located in the centre of NTU’s City Campus, with a wide range of facilities designed to help you excel. Our open access PCs are available for you to work between lectures, and depending on your course you may also be able to take advantage of our media suite and Law courts. Our dedicated Psychology laboratories include an undergraduate teaching laboratory, and specialist research laboratories including eye trackers, motion capture labs and an £80,000 EEG system.

Study abroad

We provide a range of opportunities for our students to study abroad and gain valuable international experience, enhance their life skills, and really stand out to potential employers. We offer a range of international programmes which vary in length, both in Europe and further afield.

Succeed with Social Sciences

Our graduates have an enviable track record of going on to achieve successful careers, and we offer specialist careers advice to our students throughout their time at NTU. We support our students to develop their employability skills and plan their next steps in order to maximise their potential and meet their career goals.

Why choose Nottingham to study Social Sciences?

Nottingham is truly a student city; with two major universities and 60,000 students choosing to make it their home. From shopping to museums, cafes, sports, music venues and nightlife; Nottingham offers something for everyone.

We are proud of the strong relationships we enjoy with groups and organisations in and around Nottingham; from HMP Whatton to Framework Housing Association, alongside our own research centres such as the Nottingham Centre for Children, Young People and Families. Not only will these links enrich your learning experience, they also give you the opportunity to get involved and make a difference to the lives of individuals and groups in our local community.

Academic departments:

Politics and International Relations

The staff in our Department of Politics and International Relations are recognised nationally and internationally for their research activity, media contribution and consultancy work, and are passionate about translating this expertise into the classroom.

Psychology

Psychology has been recognised for its teaching excellence, while also having a strong national and international research profile. Our undergraduate courses taught on the City Campus, postgraduate psychology conversion courses and our MSc Forensic Psychology are all accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Social Work and Health

The Department of Social Work and Health brings together a team of staff from a range of academic and professional backgrounds in the areas of social work, public health and social care. The team strives for excellence in both teaching and research, while maintaining close working relationships with organisations.

Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers courses in the areas of sociology, criminology, youth and career guidance. These subject areas are all concerned with thinking critically about the social world in which we live and supporting and protecting people and the environment across and within complex and diverse contexts.
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BSc (Hons) Psychology

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree explores the secrets of what makes us human, what it means to be alive and why we behave in the ways we do. This course covers all the core areas of Psychology stipulated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) curriculum. [+]

BSc (Hons) Psychology Our students would recommend us! In the latest National Student Survey 96% of our recent BSc (Hons) Psychology and BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology graduates would recommend studying at NTU. Our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree explores the secrets of what makes us human, what it means to be alive and why we behave in the ways we do. This course covers all the core areas of Psychology stipulated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) curriculum. You'll explore the human being, the workings of the brain, the processes and mechanisms of human thinking, feeling and behaviour and how psychologists, psychological research and therapy can make a tangible and positive difference to people's lives and society. Why choose this course? The BSc (Hons) Psychology is a BPS accredited degree and will allow you to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS as long as you graduate with at least a 2.2 honours degree. Psychology at NTU is ranked 5th out of 112 for the number of final year students who are satisfied with the overall quality of their course, and 6th out of 112 for the number of final year students who are satisfied with the feedback and assessment by lecturers on their course (Guardian University league table 2016). Tailor your learning experience - with a range of optional modules and pathways you can pursue your own interests and begin to shape your learning towards further study and / or a particular career.... [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This engaging British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited course combines a comprehensive training in Psychology with the study of criminal behaviour, types of crime and knowledge of the criminal justice system. [+]

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology Our students would recommend us! In the latest National Student Survey 96% of our recent BSc (Hons) Psychology and BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology graduates would recommend studying at NTU. This engaging British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited course combines a comprehensive training in Psychology with the study of criminal behaviour, types of crime and knowledge of the criminal justice system. Our students benefit from over 60 academic experts, weekly research seminars and have access to first–class laboratory suites. The course covers all the core areas of Psychology stipulated by the BPS curriculum. This accounts for two-thirds of the course and includes the workings of the brain; the processes and mechanisms of human thinking feeling and behaviour; and how psychologists, psychological research and therapy can make a tangible and positive difference to people’s lives and society. The remaining third of the curriculum considers the social-cultural implications of crime and criminality and the contexts in which crimes are committed and understood. Why choose this course? Psychology at Nottingham Trent University is ranked 5th out of 112 for the number of final year students who are satisfied with the overall quality of their course, and 6th out of 112 for the number of final year students who are satisfied with the feedback and assessment by lecturers on their course (Guardian University league table 2016). The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Criminology is a BPS accredited degree and will allow you to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC)... [-]

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology

Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our psychology students are highly satisfied. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology full-time students are satisfied with the course overall. [+]

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology Our psychology students are highly satisfied. 100% of our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology full-time students are satisfied with the course overall. (National Student Survey 2016) This British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited course combines a comprehensive training in Psychology with the study of the structure and dynamics of social systems and society as a whole. The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology is a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree which combines comprehensive training in psychology (taught across two thirds of the curriculum) with the study of the structure and dynamics of social systems and society as a whole (taught across the remaining third). Why choose this course? Psychology at Nottingham Trent University is ranked 5th out of 112 for the number of final year students who are satisfied with the overall quality of their course, and 6th out of 112 for the number of final year students who are satisfied with the feedback and assessment by lecturers on their course (Guardian University league table 2016). The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology is a BPS accredited degree and will allow you to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS as long as you graduate with at least a 2.2 honours degree. Tailor your learning experience - with a range of optional modules and pathways you can pursue your own interests and begin to shape your learning towards further study and / or a particular career. In your final year you will get... [-]

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BA (Hons) Criminology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our exciting Criminology degree was one of the first undergraduate degrees of its kind to be taught in the UK. You'll hear from invited speakers, learn from practitioner experience and you may get the chance to become a special constable. [+]

BA (Hons) Criminology Our exciting Criminology degree was one of the first undergraduate degrees of its kind to be taught in the UK. You'll hear from invited speakers, learn from practitioner experience and you may get the chance to become a special constable. The course provides you with an opportunity to study a general Criminology route or a tailored policing pathway run in collaboration with Nottinghamshire Constabulary. The BA (Hons) Criminology offers an exciting combination of the theory, policy and practice of criminology and criminal justice studies. You'll have the opportunity to take a number of modules underpinned by cutting edge research and strong relationships with the police, probation and other criminal justice agencies. Why choose this course? You'll have the chance to specialise through choosing distinctive optional modules, delivered by experts in their subjects. All modules draw on external practitioners experiences and knowledge to provide additional real world perspectives. Modules on the policing pathway are delivered by NTU experts alongside active serving police staff. You can gain unique insights into the practical dimensions of criminology through accredited work experience opportunities in a number of organisations. There is also the opportunity to study abroad through our Erasmus+ programme as well as the option to undertake a research project that will make a difference to a local organisation's work within the community. What you'll study This degree offers you the opportunity to specialise through choosing distinctive optional modules, delivered by experts in their subjects. All modules draw on external practitioners experiences... [-]

BA (Hons) International Relations

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This innovative course allows you to explore international issues and events including relationships between states, peoples, social movements and cultural and religious communities. [+]

BA (Hons) International Relations This innovative course allows you to explore international issues and events including relationships between states, peoples, social movements and cultural and religious communities. You'll learn about the topics and processes currently shaping our world and gain a sense of how to make informed choices that have an impact at the local, national and global levels. If you have a keen interest in global affairs and the changing world in which we live, this International Relations course is ideal for you. Why choose this course? You may have the opportunity to gain experience with a work placement, and you may have the chance to study abroad for one term in your second year as part of the Erasmus+ foreign exchange scheme. Teaching is informed by regionally aligned research strengths in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Europe. This research feeds directly into the course, which means you will be learning about the latest issues from world-renowned experts. This course will help you to develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the processes that shape our world. Studying International Relations opens up careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors, with our graduates going on to work in UK government departments, international aid agencies and a wide range of non-governmental organisations. Politics (including International Relations) at Nottingham Trent University is ranked 4th out of 77 for the number of final year students who are satisfied with... [-]

BA (Hons) Politics

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This distinctive degree examines the theory and practice of politics, integrating both national and international perspectives. You'll learn about the significance of an increasingly globalised political environment and understand the significance of politics as a human activity. [+]

BA (Hons) Politics Join a course with great student satisfaction. 100% of BA (Hons) Politics full-time students are satisfied with the course overall. (National Student Survey 2016) This distinctive degree examines the theory and practice of politics, integrating both national and international perspectives. You'll learn about the significance of an increasingly globalised political environment and understand the significance of politics as a human activity. If you have a keen interest in current affairs and international trends, then the BA (Hons) Politics degree at NTU is ideal for you. This course encourages you to engage directly as a political scientist or theorist by doing your own independent research, culminating in the production of a final year dissertation on a topic of your choice. Throughout the degree you'll develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the processes that shape our world. This opens up careers in a wide range of fields in the public and private sectors, fostering the skills, imagination, understanding and flexibility which employers demand. Why choose this course? Politics at NTU is ranked fifth out of 83 institutions for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2016). The research of our academic staff feeds directly into the course, which means you will be learning about the latest issues from world-renowned experts. The team also regularly contribute their thoughts about worldwide events and incidents to the local, national and international media. You may have the opportunity to gain work experience with local and national organisations and study abroad as... [-]

BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This innovative degree will allow you to develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the political and international processes and theories that shape our lives. You’ll examine the contemporary world in which we live at local, national and global levels. [+]

BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations This innovative degree will allow you to develop a greater awareness of the complexity and connectedness of the political and international processes and theories that shape our lives. You’ll examine the contemporary world in which we live at local, national and global levels. If you have a keen interest in current affairs, international trends and understanding the changing world in which we live, then the Politics and International Relations course at NTU is ideal for you. Because Politics deals with fundamental issues affecting society globally, it makes an ideal combination with International Relations to create an exciting, stimulating and relevant course. Why choose this course? Politics at Nottingham Trent University is ranked 4th out of 77 for the number of final year students who are satisfied with the feedback and assessment by lecturers on their course. (Guardian University League Table 2016) Learn from academic staff who are passionate about their areas of expertise. 100% of BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations full-time students agree that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching. (National Student Survey 2016) You may have the opportunity to study abroad for one term in your second year as part of the Erasmus foreign exchange network and undertake valuable work-based learning. The research of our academic staff feeds directly into the course, which means you'll be learning about the latest issues from world-renowned experts. The team also regularly contribute their thoughts about worldwide events and incidents to the local, national... [-]

BA (Hons) Social Work

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved degree will prepare you for the role of a social worker. It has been designed to enable you to progress into employment and integrates both academic and practice work-based modules. [+]

BA (Hons) Social Work This Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) approved degree will prepare you for the role of a social worker. It has been designed to enable you to progress into employment and integrates both academic and practice work-based modules. Do you want to make a difference to people's lives? Then our Social Work degree is for you. You will gain the knowledge and skills that could really change someone's life. Why choose this course? We work closely with employers in the statutory and independent sectors to ensure our course content retains a focus on the people entitled to use the services. It also helps to ensure that you are ready for professional practice when you qualify. Teaching is carried out by staff from a range of professional backgrounds and is underpinned by research, providing you with a great balance between academic and applied educational experiences. We provide a strong emphasis on professionalism, values and the links between social work theory and practice throughout the course. You'll complete assessed placements, which will give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience of being a full-time social worker in a range of different workplaces. Learn from our experts You'll be taught by an expert team of enthusiastic staff who are qualified professionals and come from a range of professional environments in social work and the health and social care sector. They are widely published in their field and the course content is informed by their specific research interests which ensures... [-]

BA (Hons) Sociology

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This exciting degree examines specialist areas of contemporary Sociology and allows you to explore society, culture and everyday lived experiences. [+]

BA (Hons) Sociology Our students would recommend us! In the latest National Student Survey 100% of our recent BA (Hons) Sociology full-time graduates would recommend studying at NTU. This exciting degree examines specialist areas of contemporary Sociology and allows you to explore society, culture and everyday lived experiences. Throughout the course you'll hear from external speakers, and may have the opportunity to study abroad and undertake a self-directed work placement. If you have a keen interest in society, culture and making sense of the social world in which we live, then our Sociology course is ideal for you. Why choose this course? You’ll be joining a course with great student satisfaction. 100% of our BA (Hons) Sociology full-time students are satisfied with the course overall, and Sociology at NTU is ranked in the top five in the country for satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016). We’re also the leading university for Sociology for student satisfaction in the region (NSS Results 2016, JACS Code level 3, FT Study, First Degree). From your first year this course will help you to develop skills for employability. You will get the chance to complete project work for a local, national or international organisation and gain valuable experience by undertaking a work placement. You may have the chance to study abroad as part of the Erasmus+ Foreign Exchange scheme. You'll benefit from the skills and expertise of our academic staff who use their leading research on identities, social inclusion, and cultural diversity to inform their teaching.... [-]

BA (Hons) Youth Justice

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

Youth Justice is all about working with young people who offend or are at risk of offending. This course links academic theory to contemporary practice through placements, visits and guest speakers. [+]

BA (Hons) Youth Justice Youth Justice is all about working with young people who offend or are at risk of offending. This course links academic theory to contemporary practice through placements, visits and guest speakers. Our Youth Justice course is multidisciplinary, involving the study of social policy, sociological, psychological and criminological perspectives. You'll explore why young people offend and the impact their families and communities have upon their personal development and criminal behaviour. Throughout the course you'll consider comparative international practices of managing offending behaviours and initiatives for reducing offending. Why choose this course? While this course does explore a number of criminological perspectives it is mapped against the Skills for Justice National Occupational Standards for Youth Justice. This makes the course ideal for those interested in the study of Criminology but who are keen to work within the youth justice sector. You'll be taught by a teaching team who are highly accomplished and experienced in the Youth Justice sector. Their expertise in the subject informs the course and ensures you have an up-to-date and relevant learning experience. 100% of BA (Hons) Youth Justice students agree that staff are enthusiastic about what they are teaching and have made the subject interesting. (National Student Survey 2016) Experienced Youth Justice Practitioners are involved in various teaching sessions to share their specialist knowledge and experiences of working with young people. This course could open up a range of rewarding careers in secure estates, prisons, youth offending teams and the probation service. What you'll... [-]

BA (Hons) Youth Studies

Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This distinctive course provides an in-depth understanding of the nature of youth and the complex relationship between young people and society. [+]

BA (Hons) Youth Studies Join a course with great student satisfaction. 100% of BA (Hons) Youth Studies full-time students are satisfied with the course overall. (National Student Survey 2016) This distinctive course provides an in-depth understanding of the nature of youth and the complex relationship between young people and society. You'll explore the services that support young people's learning, personal and social development and career progression, and also gain the knowledge and skills expected of those who work with young people. This degree arises from contemporary debates about social inclusion and from recent and proposed changes in the way that services to young people are organised. The course is focused on key themes including youth culture, youth justice, transition, career, social policy and social inclusion. Throughout the course you'll be encouraged to look at the wider cultural context of youth and explore international comparative studies. Why choose this course? As part of this course you may do valuable work experience which allows you to put theory into practice, enhance your understanding of relevant organisations and develop networks. The degree has also been designed to address some of the National Occupational Standards of Learning Development and Support Services to children and young people, and on graduation you'll have developed a portfolio which reflects your knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to a range of National Occupational standards. You'll be taught by a teaching team who are highly accomplished and experienced in the youth sector. Their expertise in the subject inform the... [-]

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